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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fall Is On The Way

The latest copy of the Vogue Patterns magazine arrived last week. After looking it over several times to decide what could be on the list of possible purchases, this blouse seemed very familiar. I checked the line drawings and thought, this is it! Off to the stash to find the pattern and here it is. I've had it for maybe six or seven years. Exact same pattern except for the number. This is one to knock off the list.

Here are two of pieces I picked up a couple weeks ago to kick off my fall sewing.The left piece is black with white floral designs to make B5529 view C and the knit on the right is for M6120 view D but with the long sleeves from view C.
I've taken a few days off from the sewing machine and will probably get back to it this weekend.

Monday, September 6, 2010


Somehow it always happens. I used to sew for others and even accepted alteration jobs. I stopped long ago even though I'll fix a hem or zipper every now and then for someone. But yesterday after church and as I carried the bag with the little girl uniforms I hemmed the night before, someone else is calling out, "Jackie here's the dress can you have this done by Tuesday!!!!" So I'm giving her the 'what are you talking about, why didn't you call me before now ' stare. She blamed her daughter for whom the alteration is for anyway and she's looking like ooh I hope she'll do it. It's a formal gown that needs taken in on the bodice sides. The girl is so tiny. Anyway, long story short, I hope to do that later this afternoon. But before I could even look at the dress, someone else stops me to discuss taking in a halter top that's too big. I said yes, I'll do it. I guess the only reason I agree to do these types of alterations is because they are simple ones to me. Of course people who don't sew can't see there is a lot of work involved to make it look like you bought it in the perfect size to fit you off the rack. "All it needs is taken in here and that's it." HAHA, What do they know! Also if I wanted to do more alterations on the side, I guess it could happen in a heartbeat because the word gets around. Well wait until they get their bill. LOL Does this sound like venting. I'm not really upset or anything, I'm just saying LOL...
Have a great day!

My Birthday Gift

Friday was my birthday and my daughters gave me this for my gift! I haven't tried it out just yet, but I'm looking forward to using it. It's been a busy weekend. I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday. We are relaxing big time around here. Nothing is going on. My husband is taking a nap and I'm watching QVC and playing around on the comptuer.